Suspect arrested in ’09 killings of pregnant teen, her baby


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte have arrested a suspect in the 2009 killings of a pregnant 15-year-old and her baby.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Friday that new information from a community member led them to arrest 45-year-old Royce Anthony Mitchell.

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Jail records show Mitchell faces two counts of first-degree murder and remained in custody Saturday. The records don’t list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Local media report 15-year-old Tiffany Rena Wright was at a bus stop when she was shot and killed Sept. 14, 2009.

Her baby was delivered at the scene but died at a hospital days later.